June 3, 2012

Wes Memorial Fund Donations For June 2012

The beginning of warmer days. Vacations with family. Long walks on a summer's eve with your beloved companionWebfetti.com
IBR hopes that all of this comes true for the many dogs that are waiting in the wings for someone to share their love of the great outdoors with. Through our devotion to bring hope to the strays, abandoned and forgotten's, while also helping them heal from their past, that their future with you will be a blessing for both of you. Through your help and continued belief in our program, we will continue to make happy dogs and try our best to also give them healthy days ahead.

Our Deepest Appreciation to the following people for their generous donations; ===========================================
Francis Kennels-taking care of Abby and Dixe
Jeffrey Barta
Heidi Thomas-Dunn-Contribution to Gracie Mae
John Ebey-Contribution to HELP THE SETTERS
Michael Furr
Melinda Harrison
Nancy McAdam-Contribution to HELP THE SETTERS
Linda S Nelson-thanks IBR for all you do.
Kenneth Olesen-Contribution to HELP THE SETTERS
Bethany Peyer
Brenda Wingard-Contribution to Gracie Mae

May 1, 2012

Wes Memorial Fund Donations For May 2012


Beginnings, where Mother Nature awakens the flowers into beautiful blossoms. We would like to think we do the same. By giving the scared and frightened, the sick and the old, a chance to bloom into a confident dog once again. Without your generous donations, we couldn't accomplish this. Thank you, from all of us.
Our Deepest Appreciation to the following people for their generous donations; ===========================================
Flower Power Fundraising
HSBC Philabnthropic Program
Mosaic Feathers & More...
Natural Healing Whold Dog Wellness
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Sherri Crawford
Anne and Roger Davis
Amy Fort
Lauren Kimmel
Christine Holton
 Lee Miller
Tom Scheidt-Thank you a 1000 times for Lynette
Cynthia Smith-Food & Medication

Thank you to all of you that have given over the months through Firstgiving and wern't acknowledged in the month of donations:

Elizabeth Berry
Jenni Bidner
Dan Catron
Susan Dearinger
Michelle Demos
Kevin Donnelly
Linda Cullotta Feld
Paul Fliege
Dave Gage
Amy Harms
Babara Hendricks
Jin Hondros
Lori Janik
Jodi Johnson
Sally Kreul
Kelly Ponticelli
Marsha Putt
Michelle Syens
Jeff Wendler
Denise Wight
Al Wigley
Susan Wigley
Carrie Williams

In loving memory to a very special Setter, Lucy Klein. Lucy was the rock and soul for 10 yrs. to her loving family. She also was the big sister to her adopted brother and former IBR rescue, Finn (in the background).  They became fast soul mates and always by each other side. The loss of Lucy was devastating to her family and hard for Finn as well. She will be deeply missed by many who knew her and this donation speaks volumes of how she touched so many. Donations made by; Lisa Martin, Tisha Brady, Scott Dunn, Marci Clow, Tonja Schenk,  Margaret Edwards and Michele McRae.

April 5, 2012

Wes Memorial Fund Donations for April 2012. A Month of


Cleaning. A month when people start throwing away the old and used. Unfortunately, many people think dogs are in that category as well. With the dedication and devotion from people like you, we can save, nurture, and love these, so-called throw-aways, and give them back their self worth and reap their love in return.

Our Deepest Appreciation to the following people for their generous donations;
Helping Every Animal Receive Treatment, Sherry Patten HEART founder-for Regal's HW treatment (click on Helping.... to go to site)

Jeffrey Barta Cristjana Carlson-HELP THE SETTERS
Christy Carrano-Snow & her 3 Dwarfs
Ken Crawford-In Memory of Rosi
Sherri Crawford-Six New Redheads
Teresa Connors-Six New Redheads
Karen Dowdy-Six New Redheads
John Ebey-Six New Redheads
Kevin Fletcher-Six New Redheads
Anna Fliege-Six New Redheads
Carla Guyer-For Gavin's Hunt trial runs
Brenda Wingard-Haynes-Food & Medication
Jennifer & Calvin-In memory of Rosie-adopted by Sharon & Sherri
Jennifer Hunter
Kimberly Johnson-Food & Medication
Joyce Kahl-Six New Redheads

Lauren Kimmel
Sally Kreul
Chiquita Huerta
Carol Malik-For MERI or Gavin or Lani....their JH expenses. From Cisco, FrankieLee and Cadbury
Colleen McAdams-For Gavin's Hunt test
Shannon McGarity-Six New Redheads
Julie Miller
Lee Miller Linda S Nelson-Six New Redheads
Annette Nikolich
Kenneth Olesen-Six New Redheads
Danielle D Radtke-Six New Redheads
Robert Rairigh-Food & Medication
Marge Sanders-In memory of Rosie-adopted by Sharon & Sherri
Brett Schulze-Six New Redheads Tom Scheidt
Susan Spaid-Six New Redheads
Veronica Streich-Food & Medication
Pam Szponer-Meri's Hunt trial
Tiffany Vernon-Vet bill for Syrup, Bacon and Hashbrown
Ashley Wachholder-Six New Redheads

March 4, 2012

Wes Memorial Fund Donations for March 2012

The month known for the

shamrock. The dogs we are able to rescue are truly the lucky ones, to have people who care about someone they never met or will most likely ever meet. IBR finds the 4 leaf clover's good fortune every day, week and month, when we are able to help yet another dog in need and so grateful to you for helping us accomplish this. Hopefully, the luck of the shamrock continues for them in finding their fur-ever homes. Thank you!

Our Deepest Appreciation to the following people for their generous donations;
Julia Agboatwalla Jamie Anderson-S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Ann Benefiel-Food & Medication
Christy Carrano-Food & Medication,S-White & the 4 Dwarfs
John Ebey-Shelby & Her Puppeez,S-White & the 7 Dwarfs,Food & Medication
Anna Fliege-Shelby & Her Puppeez
Carla Guyer-Cadbury
Kathryn Hartigan-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Karen Hartler-S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Cheryl Hoffman
Lori Jones
Claudia Marquez-S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Marilyn Marzec-Shelby
Colleen McAdams-Cadbury
Jahn Mozey-Food & Medication
Linda Nelson-Cadbury
Tom Nelson
Christina Pearson-S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Danielle D Radtke-Shelby & Her Puppeez
Aine I Ruane-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Melissa Schoenhals-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
John Smith-S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
April Wilcock-Mommy to a beautiful English Pointer named Bella
Kristy Zelewsky-IBR medical bills

Emily Demone and her little "bird dog" Willow made a donation for Shelby & Her Puppeez

February 2, 2012

Wes Memorial Fund Donations for February 2012

February is known for the Love between one another. Illinois Birddog Rescue and the foster homes that care for the lucky ones that get a second chance have you, the donor, to be grateful towards. We can love them, care for them and prepare them for their furever homes, but NOT without you. From the bottom of our hearts, we are so thankful for your compassion and love for our dogs in need and believing in us enough to open your hearts to help us.

This month is also the 5 year anniversary sadly, for the heart and soul of IBR, Westleigh. Without him and the passion he exhibited on a daily basis, other dog's futures may have been very different. Wes was a strong and stunning English Pointer that had the determination it took to exceed in whatever was put in front of him. He fought a strong battle that just was against all odds, but as this Memorial in his honor continues, it exemplifies the strength and will that all our dogs come to us with, NEVER GIVE UP. As long as there are dogs out there that won't give up, either will we and hope that you too, continue to believe, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We can see their soul through the eyes of the lonely, confused, and scared creature behind the cold steel bars. We can hear the unspoken words that they convey through their eyes and have a piercing arrow straight into our hearts.

Cupid is not just a February icon, but one that lives throughout the year. For those that are fortunate enough to reach people are truly the blessed ones that get adopted and loved for eternity. Sometimes our expectations of eternity is far less than what the meaning has in store for us, but they have come to us with a purpose from their Creator and when their assignment has been completed, it's time to move on to help others.

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for us to once again be reunited, but in the waiting moments of time, we are reminded that their purpose of touching our lives was to show us that we can help so many more in need. That the memories will always be there. The Love will never fade. That the power of that love can touch so many, which is so unexpected.

They're brought to us on Special Assignment. They have, as will others, continue to do their tasks beyond the conscious knowledge of the humans they touch. As shown through the donations made in their memory, one can sense the importance of their being and the love they brought to so many. They are just ones of thousands that touch people with loving tender hearts, but no more important as the ones we can't save.

IBR and the many other rescues and shelters out there struggle ever day to make a difference. But it really does come down to You, the donor, who believe animals, whether it be dogs, cats, horses, etc., do deserve to be treated with respect, not abuse or neglect. With heartfelt gratitude, we honor You through our Blog, for helping and giving the ones without a voice a second chance.

Donation Coordinator

Our Deepest Appreciation to the following people for their generous donations;
Avon Fundraising-Cheryl Hoffman
CARS FOR CHARITY Thank you to the person who donated the Ford Escort
Orange & Blue Distributing Co.
TCF Matching Foundation
Mosaic Feathers & More...-Buckwheat's B-Day

Christy Carrano-Food & Medication, Buckwheat's B-Day,to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs Barbara Davies-Food & Medication
Chris Dewey-Buckwheat's B-Day -
John Ebey-Buckwheat's B-Day,to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Diane Erwin-Buckwheat's B-Day
Colleen Farning-Buckwheat's B-Day
William Farning-Buckwheat's B-Day
Tina Federico-S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Anna Fliege-Contribution to Buckwheat's B-Day
Debby Filler
James Gregory
Carla Guyer-Buckwheat's B-Day,to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Tara Hoeft=Runde-Thank you for helping Deuce and Lady
Meg Hoffman
Brittany Kamai-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Carol Malik-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Lee Miller
Victoria Morris-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs,Shelby & Her Puppeez
Tom Nelson
Carol Olsen-Buckwheat's B-Day
David Orzel-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Robert Rairigh-Food & Medication,to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Thomas Scheidt
Stephanie Spurrier
Penny Standerfer
Amy Straley-Buckwheat's B-Day,PepsiCo matching gift to follow
Veronica Streich
Deborah Theisen-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Gina Wheeler-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Sue Wigley-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Gail Wise-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Kristy Zelewsky-to Shelby & Her Puppeez

January 1, 2012

Wes Memorial Fund Donations for January 2012

January brings in a New Year and new resolutions/goals. IBR's resolution doesn't change from year to year. It's to help all dogs possible, educate the public on the importance of spay/neutering and the preventive ways to fight against heartworm and tick borne illnesses. We will continue our quest to find answers to how and why some dogs suffer more than others, when infected with these illnesses, and hope that our commitment will make a difference. Through your support and belief in our causes, we can move forward towards this year's goals. We would like to thank those that are committed as we, in helping our rescued friends, through your generous donation.

Our Deepest Appreciation to the following people for their generous donations;
Seco & Associates (John Seyman)
Jeffrey Barta-Contribution to Food & Medication
Christy Carrano- Contribution to Food & Medication
Eileen Crofts
Ebey family
Penny & Dennis Davis
DePasquale family
Donna DeRosa
Sandra DeWitt
Anna Fliege- Contribution to Food & Medication
Mary Gasik
James Gregory- Contribution to Food & Medication
Carla Given
Hunn family
Lee Miller
Kathy Lischkge
Kenneth Olesen-Contribution to Food & Medication
Steve Ryman-Contribution to Food & Medication
Tom Scheidt
Wendy Schild
Sharon Sinklair
Anna Stallings-Food & Medication
Pam Werner Szponer
Robert Wener-McCartney-DONATION